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noun as in waterway

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Swollen rivers carried sediment downstream, depositing it along the way.

All of us on the river accepted that our water would likely be boiling in our bottles and our beers would be sandy and warm—until someone showed up with this hauler, that is.

They include soil erosion on the river side — in some areas gaps up to three feet wide and waist deep, concrete cracking, construction flaws and what the firm concluded was likely substandard construction material below the fence’s foundation.

Tracing a distinct U shape across northeast Ohio, the 100-mile-long river flows into Lake Erie 30 miles west of its headwaters.

The university moved construction equipment into to build a stadium and start construction on the river park.

He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.

But you know, I had only one other hero in my life acting and that was River [Phoenix].

Today, the train chugs north out of Kanchanaburi over the famous bridge before it hits a spectacular bend in the river.

The film helps to draw scores of visitors to this sleepy river town year after year.

And then, on one recent morning, the train made a stop at a small station near an especially beautiful section of the river.

This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.

In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.

Dick was at the wharf, one day last week, when one of the up river boats arrived.

San Antonio de Bexar lies in a fertile and well-irrigated valley, stretching westward from the river Salado.

The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to river, such as: estuary, stream, tributary, beck, branch, and brook.

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